Top Ten Worst Feelings When Playing FootballPlaying football is a very fun thing to do, except when you experience one of these moments that make you want to hang up your cleats for good. I played football in high school and I can say some of these bring back painful memories.
The Top Ten
Imagine the team pushes the ball down the field and get in field goal range. You come out and are expected to make it and bring your team the victory. Except you took the Vikings school of kicking and miss. Your whole team hates you and everyone laughs at you.
In my one year of football I played Wide Receiver and Defensive Back I got to break this one guy's ankles. We ran a screen play and I caught it and this big linebacker came at me. I juked and he just tumbled to the ground. The next game I tried to do it again to another guy, I think he was a safety, and I got layed out. I went back to being exclusively basketball lol. That's my football story.
This happened to me maybe once since I threw an interception and was trying to tackle the defensive back. He then left me on the ground and made me rethink my entire existence. Getting outplayed and being left on the ground is horrible because you'll be made fun of forever.
Imagine being a defender and the running back/receiver just throws you out of the way like you are nothing. It would seem extremely embarrassing and sad at the same time. You just got pushed off like you didn't even exist.
As both the receiver and the defensive back chase for the ball and then the opponent leaps and steals it from you while you have a hand on it. Getting out muscled in football is very depressing and this would usually lead to a touchdown or a pick six if you're a defender.
I wouldn't say I was the most accurate quarterback in my league. I was more like Brett Favre and was a complete hit or miss. I would get 30 touchdowns but also get 18 interceptions so I would cost the team some games. Throwing an interception because you didn't understand the play or the receiver didn't run the right route is infuriating to say the least.
One of the main reasons I just got tired of football. In my junior year I considered giving up since my offensive line played like they came out of the clearance aisle at the Dollar Tree. I think I took over 40 sacks that year and it was awful. But as a feeling it sucks for both the quarterback and the offensive linemen. For the quarterback you're going to get hit by some obese men and for the linemen they failed at their job.
Your whole job is to stop him and you fail. You miss or they break the tackle and you're on the floor realizing that you failed.
I know what's like being a part of a losing team since in my first year of varsity football, are team went 4-8 and everyone was pissed at each other. Not winning games can tear friendships apart and which destroys the on field production even more. At least we won it my Senior year or we would have hated each other. Senior year we went 10-2 and won the district championship.
I didn't mention that in my junior year my receivers were basically what Tom Brady had to work with in his final season with the Patriots. They would never catch anything and we probably averaged like 10 points a game. Then dropping a pass is another reason my interception stats were so inflated.
I also forgot to add that part. Yeah I was quite inconsistent when I played football and sometimes I would get the skills of Aaron Rodgers or in other days it would be Blake Bortles. Missing a wide open target is awful knowing that could have been a first down or more.